The Summit spokeswoman Britni Johnson said while the shopping center will be closed, some “individual stores may have alternate schedules at their own discretion.” The specifics of that are not yet known.
Both shopping locations, which have entrances off Nicholasville Road, will re-open on Black Friday, Nov. 24.
CBL Properties of Chattanooga, which owns and manages Fayette Mall, said in a news release Wednesday that the support received when it closed its regional shopping centers for Thanksgiving Day, 2016 was overwhelmingly positive.
“It is based on this feedback from our retail partners, employees of CBL and retailers at our properties, as well as the customers in our markets that we made the decision to again close our centers on Thanksgiving Day,” said Stephen Lebovitz, president and chief executive officer of CBL.
Department stores, movie theaters, restaurants and retailers with exterior mall entrances will have the option to open their stores on Thanksgiving. Access to mall common areas will be restricted until 6 a.m. on Friday.
CBL operates 62 malls in locations from Daytona Beach, Fla., to Madison, Wisc.
In its release, CBL encouraged news organizations to Tweet or post the news with the hashtag #MakeThanksgivingYours.